is a Lebanese village in Aley. This region is famous for being calm; that’s why it is visited by thousands of tourists in summer! Plus, it’s a great destination for road trips! In the 19th and 20th century, Sawfar was a favorite summer destination for Beirut’s elites. The region was full of ravishing villas, among them the beautiful Donna Maria Sursock Residence.
The palace, which served as a summer residence, was built by Donna Maria’s husband in 1909. The Sursocks also had a hotel in the village, the Sofar Grand Hotel, which was built directly in front of the train station. The hotel-casino attracted gamblers in summer.